Hank Bauer was a stand up man and friend to my Grandfather John McGinty. My Grandfather talked very highly of Hank and our family was very saddend by your loss. They served together on Okinawa and Guam. I am not sure if Hank was on New Georgia, but I believe they were there together. John died one year after Hank and we still have a picture of them together in the war. Hank mentions John in the book "Semper Fi Mac," he refers to John as McGinny. From the McGinty's to the Bauer's, we are deeply sorry for your loss.
i am writing an piece on hank .. DOES ANYONE KNOW HIS PARENTS NAMES?
and of course we all miss hank
Dear Bauer Family,
As a youngster I sat with my Grandfather watching the Yankees play and listening to him tell me that if I wanted to be a ballplayer than I should watch how Hank Bauer plays the game. I regret that my Grandfather did not live long enough to see Hank win the 1966 World Series. I have the feeling they are up in Heaven talking baseball.
Hank will always be a part of some very special memories for me.
May the Lord Bless you and give you strength.
May the Lord richly bless the family of Hank Bauer. I loved watching him play for Yankees when I was a small boy. Later, while serving in the Corps, I learned of his even more impressive heroism as a Leatherneck in the Pacific. I value his autograph which I obtained at a baseball show. All Americans can learn how to conduct themselves from Hank Bauer. SEMPER FIDELIS.
Hank was someone whom everyone could learn a lesson from. He always made an effort to push forward and showed that he had the energy to do just that. I will miss him.
I never knew your father, but my dad did. They served together at Okinawa. Dad said Mr. Bauer was his sergeant. Dad was severely wounded, but he must've been one of the six survivors of that platoon. We lived in the south suburbs of Chicago and I do remember when the Yanks played the White Sox, Dad would always see Mr. Bauer and on occasion they would go to Gino's Steak House in Harvey. I thank God for courageous men like our fathers, their legacy will continue as long as our nation remains free. I got to thinking about them today. April 1st is the anniversary of the invasion of Okinawa.
Wanted to let the Bauer family know your Dad is still making his presence known. We are redoing our bathroom and written on the back of the drywall where a medicine cabinet would have been at one time:
"Historical Marker - Razor blades used by the Yankee Greats
Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra & Hank Bauer cleaned from this spot.
Sunday April 25, 1971
The Lowery's lived here from Nov 10 1963 to ?"
When we moved into our house, a neighbor, June Koontz, told us Hank Bauer had lived here - but we didn't believe her. I was at the same High School with Hank Jr but don't ever remember meeting your Dad.
Sorry for your loss
I have known Hank since 1987 and had the pleasure of spending time with him for 20 years at the Fantasy Baseball Camps. He called me Polo and I called him Sarge. He will be missed. My favorite picture of him was with my dad, Joe Sr., in the dugout at the 1991 Mantle / Ford Baseball Camp. My dad passed away in July and now plays ball with Hank, Mickey, Scooter, Clete, Enos, Catfish, & Spence in that great stadium in the sky. Thanks for the memories Sarge.
When I first read of the passing of Hank Bauer, it immediately brought me back to a place called Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, where Mr. Bauer guided the Baltimore Orioles to a stunning 4 game sweep of the highly talented Los Angeles Dodgers. Although I was very young, my Dad explained to me that Mr. Bauer was able to bring the best out of his players, and if they believed in themselves, they could be world champions. My heart goes out to the Bauer family, and I hope that your hearts find peace in knowing you had a great man who will be fondly remembered forever.
Never had the chance to see Hank play but did see a Baltimore game in KC when he was the mgr. I'm sure out of all his highlights and know there were many the 66 WS championship he managed was right up there. Hank was first and foremost a NY Yankee so in the eyes of this 8 year old kid he was one of the baseball gods. My condolences however we can be satisfied with the knowledge Hank,Mickey,Joe,Phil,Roger,the Babe along with all the rest are up there playing two and.....loving it. God Bless.
My condolences to the Bauer family...I was reading some of the messages left by friends, family, and fans. Many lifes have been touched by this kind gentleman, as has mine. I met Mr. Bauer several years ago...cooking at a Ron Guidry Celeb Golf Tourney. He was reluctant to eat the "Cajun Firery stuff" (as he put it)...However, he was gracious, kind and extremely entertaining...reminding me of my grandfather. I did not know who Hank Bauer was...but after seeing him over the years at this event I am honored to have met him, shaken his hand, and have realized just how special he was to so many people. Surely a man who will never be forgotten! Thanks Hank for the laughter and memories, God Bless.
The Orioles are deeply saddened to hear of Hank's passing. Hank was very successful in his time here in Baltimore and will always be remembered for helping guide the Orioles organization to their first championship in 1966. We pass our condolences along to his family.
Executive Vice President
To the Bauer Family
My father Dick Hyde pitched against Hank and I grew up hearing great stories about him and the other Yankees. His service to our country, his blue collar upbringing and his hard-nosed approach to the game are something to be admired. God bless him and our prayers are with his family.
I grew up in New York City and my big brother took me to games weekly.We always sat in Right Field- My brother met Hank Bauer on an airplane on his way for Old Timers Day I believe it was 2000. The plane was circling due to bad weather. Hank engaged him in conversation- They spoke of the good old days and players. My brother is seriously ill now, but always spoke of the friendliness of Mr. Bauer who gave my brother his autograph and took him to where Moose Skowron was seated and talked him into giving my brother his autograph. I always wanted to thank Hank Bauer, the man of the hour, for his genorosity.You brought so much joy to us Yankee Fans God Bless you, Hank, I hope you are playing in the field of Heaven. My smpathy and prayers to the Bauer Family. God Bless, Esther Siegers
I had the priviledge of laughing and listening to Hank and Moose many times over the years.Hank was a true old school gentleman in every way.He joins so many like theMick and Carl Ryan.Fondness and sympathies to the Bauer family.
TO THE BAUER FAMILY,
I WAS LUCKY TO ENJOY DINNER WITH HANK DURNING OLD TIMER WEEKEND AT RUTH CHRIS STEAK HOUSE FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS. HE SHOWED ME WHAT A TRUE AMERICA IS. I WILL MISS HIM THIS JULY, BUT HIS SPRIRT WILL BE THERE WITH ALL OF US.
To the Bauer Family:
My father, Dr. John Caldwell, delivered the Bauer children and always felt close to the family. I was a huge baseball fan in the 1950's and followed Hank's career at that time. I even wrote a fan letter to him and received baseballs signed by the Yankees of 1950 and 1952. Needless to say, they are prized possessions of mine and in a safe place for future generations to enjoy. Our sympathy to all your family.
To the Bauer family,
My father considered Hank a friend of his. My father, Ray Fisher,was his dry cleaner, but Hank was always so kind to him that he told me Hank was a friend of his. Indeed, my brother told me that Hank gave him a bat when he was 10 years old, that was the thrill of his life. God Bless and God speed to his eternal life.
Judy Fisher Murphy
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Condolences to the family of Hank Bauer. I became a baseball and Yankee fan in the early 50's when Hank was playinig and even back then was aware of his service as a Marine. Having just seen the Clint Eastwood films about Iwo Jima, I am even more appreciative of what Hank and other Marines went through for our country. What a great baseball player and citizen. Thank you Hank.
I WAS SUCH A YANKEE FAN IN THE FIFTIES! I GOT TO WATCH A YANKEE-SAVANNAH INDIANS GAME (EXIBITION) AS A TEENAGER AND SAW YOU HIT A HOME RUN IN GRAYSON STADIUM. SAY HELLO TO MICKEY AND THE OTHERS FOR ME. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE YANKEE TEAM THAT YOU WERE A PART OF.
To The Bauer Family: I visited your Dad a few times at his home in Kansas as well as talking with him at a couple shows in the Baltimore area. I told him I was his favorite Pastor in Baltimore. He was one of my favorite people and I prayed faithfully for him. Please know you all are being prayed for by many in your time of loss. I'm at your service if you ever need me. God Bless, from a friend and fan--Joe
Kelly and Family;
So much has been said about Hank. They are all great stories.
Over the years my family has been deeply touched by you Kelly and your family, in ways never spoken. Im happy to say that Kelly is a true friend.
Hank was not the ideal "leave it to beaver" family man. He was not the 9 to 5, suit and tie kind of person. He was special. It's really rough to leave your family for the love of baseball. Then walk back into the family setting, share it again with his wife and children. The demands on professional athletes are more then most men can handle. But he did. His family was always number one. Even if Hank thought soccer was a funny sport.
The values that the Bauer children carry today are a true reflection of their parents.
I have so many fond memories. Helping Kelly home from (more then) a few soccer events or from just hangin with the guys. Hank "pops" was there to help him in. So many quick comments from Hank. And all the time Kelly was so funny that Hank would start laughing. Hank was a very supportive husband, father and a very proud grandfather. He told you what he thought and you knew where he stood. He let you fail, then would lend a hand to dust you off.
My boys to this day think of Kelly as one the best persons in the world. The Bauer values have been carried on. The torch safely passed.
Kelly's parents would warmly welcome me and my family every time we where together.
To you Hank, thanks for creating some of my best memories.
Kelly, Michelle, yours and the entire Bauer family; God speed to you all.
Richard, Dylan, Tanner and Keenan Briggs
A TRUE AMERICAN HERO:SGT.IN THE MARINES DURING DURING WORLD WAR II,2 BRONZE STARS AND 2 PURPLE HEARTS.LIKE TED WILLIAMS,HANK GAVE 4 YEARS OF HIS LIFE SERVING HIS COUNTRY.SEMPER FI AND GOD BLESS HANK.
We are saddened by your loss.
I recently met Hank at the Heroes in Pinstripes baseball fantasy camp he ran with Moose Skowron in Fort Lauderdale. Everyone loved this man for his kind spirit and great sence of humour. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My sympathies go out to his wife and family and all his colleagues and friends at the camp.
My prayers are with you and yours,The hours of pleasure you gave will always be with me.
Hank Bauer will always be remembered as a good man and a great player.
Mary Lou Byrd
Orig: St Joe Mo now: Springfield MO
As a kid, I made believe I was Hank Bauer when I practice snagging fly balls in the outfield as did Hank Bauer. He was a guy we kids could depend on to come up to the plate in the late innings and scratch out a base hit to keep his teammates alive. I hope your family will cherish only special memories of a real man who made greatness look easy. I share you loss. Jim Pierce, Amelia Island, FL., f-k-a Jimmy Pierce, Centerfield, #13, Correct Laundry Little League Team, North Arlington, NJ. GBA.
I met Hank at the Mantle/Ford camp and he was one of the reasons I went back several times.A great guy to sit with and listen to great Yankee stories.I will miss him.
Thanks for the memories.
My whole family and I enjoyed watching you play.
I had the pleasure of meeting Hank Bauer on more than one occasion as I know some of his family. He was a warm and gracious man, one of the old school of ballplayers. He would gladly sign a baseball and joke with you. He will be missed by all, my condolences to his family.
I met Mr. Bauer on three different occasions at baseball card shows. At each event, no matter how busy, he always took the time to acknowledge me and even engage in conversation or joking banter. Beneath the gruff exterior was a heart of gold.
And when he gets to heaven
To St. Peter he will tell
On more Marine reporting sir
I've served my time in hell
Semper Fi! Sgt. Bauer
sorry to hear about the loss of one of baseball's greatest players. he will always be remembered!
To all the Bauer family--I am most grateful for yor Dad/Grandpa's service to our nation. I am proud to say I was a fan of your Dad when he played for the K.C. Blues and married your mother from our neighborhood.My fondest memory is listening to a game on the Radio against Columbus in 1948. It,s the last of the 9th, the Blues down by 3,2 outs, bases loaded. Your Dad hits it out. I understand he went on to play with some team in New York !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
A great Yankee player,Oriole manager ,and a great person. Always a gentleman when dealing with the fans. All of baseball could learn from his great demeanor. I WILL MISS HIM.DVD'S ,CD'S AND BOOKS WILL KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE! SEMPER FI!
HANK AND FAMILY-I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. I KNOW HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS SAD TIME.
February 12, 2007
My childhood summer days and weekends were spent at my grandparents home listening to "my New York Yankees" on the radio...many fond memories of the exploits of this great baseball team of which Hank Bauer was an important part....my sympathies at the loss of your loved one.
To the Bauer family
So sorry to read about your loss May the God of all comfort be with you and your family at this time.
My condolences to the Bauer family.
Once a Marine, Always a Marine!
Yesterday, Today, Forever – Semper Fi - Marines!
Proud Marine Mom of an American Hero
(LCpl. Nicholas S. Perez – KIA 9-3-04 – Al Anbar Province, Iraq)
Sorry to hear about the loss of Hank. May you find comfort in these verses; Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28,29.
One of my childhood favorites . . .a true Yankee of the real glory days of major league baseball . . . God bless you Hank
My condolence to the Bauer Family
May God bless you and assign peace to the Bauer Family. Numbers 6:24,25.
The greatest gift my Father gave me was the love of Baseball.What a present in Hank Bauer.
My heart goes out to the family. He was a great man. I remember him playing ball when I was a kid. He will be missed. God bless you. Eddie Childs
What a wonderful life he lived, the things see saw, the people he met. We are Marjorie's neighbor,and we loved seeing, and talking with Hank. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. From a Marine family to another, we are sorry for your loss, and are thinking of you all.
Dear Bauer Family,
I had the good forutne to meet Hank at a function for Mickey Mantle Sports Foundation several years ago in Highland Park Illinois....I just want to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and also my most sincere and grateful thanks to Hank for his WWII sacrifices and great contributons to America culture (Baseball)...
Paul Levine and Family
To My Grandpa,
I love you and I will miss you very much. Tell Grandma I said hi and I love her.
To the Bauer Family,
Not only did Hank touch our lives as a great hero and baseball player, he was warm and gentle in every sense of the word.
I was fortunate to have met Hank several times in Florida, and will always remember the wonderful stories, and the wonderful man.
My father has very fond memories of Hank Bauer's playing days. He said that he would rather see Hank come up to the plate in a clutch situation than Mickey Mantle. Please receive our deepest sympathies.
The Bauer Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Hank was a good man.
We are his daughter’s neighbors here in Overland Park. We got to know Hank as Be’s dad, the nice grandpa that always waved and smiled. He came frequently for visits or to attend his grandchildren’s games and events. When our son was still an infant he held him and talked to him.
Later, as we got to know him(and who he was,) we understood why everyone liked having him around: it didn’t matter who you were, he was interested in you and what you had to say.
He had good stories to tell also. Once he said he got into baseball just a little too early before the big money came in. But you got the feeling he was doing ok for himself. He loved his life and his family. We will always remember his license plate "HB 9 RF". Our sympathies to Be and the family.
Scott, Amy and Max
I enjoyed listening to the stories of "the good old days" when Hank came to Waterloo, IA several years ago. He'll be missed!
Dear Bauer Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. I grew up in NY hearing stories from my Dad about Mr. Mantle and your Father. As I grew older I learned more about the life Mr. Bauer lived, and appreciated him even more. I am grateful for his service to our country and for the good Lord making him a Yankee. He has lived a life that many men can only dream of. God bless you Mr. Bauer, you will always be in our prayers.
To: Hank Bauer's Family, I am deeply saden of the loss of a great man in baseball in addition, a great man in life. Was a great figure on and off the field. I want to say thank you for letting Hank answer my fan mail over the last 18 years. Players like Hank also made my dreams come true, as I wanted to be a baseball, but couldn't do to my health problems (asthma). So the stories I've heard I will forever cherish. Than you again, for everything. God Bless
I knew Mr. Bauer as a family friend as his lovely wife Charlene was a cherished friend of my mother's. I always peripherally knew he was a baseball player which seemed pretty cool to me and it wasn't until I became an adult that I really understood and appreciated his life story. Condolences to the Bauer children and grandchildren.
Thank you for letting me share a portion of your life over the last 20 years. I'll always cherish your generosity, your sincerity, and your kindness. You were truly a man with a big, big heart.
My sympathy to Hank's family. Hank was a favorite of mine since he grew up in the E. St. Louis, Illinois neighborhood in which I was raised. My Father and my uncles played sandlot ball with Hank when he was young. My Father and I followed Hank's career with great interest although I have been a Cardinal fan for 65 years. Again, my smpathy to Hank's family.
To The Bauer Family,
My husband and I had to pleasure of spending a week with Mr.Bauer at the Mantle/Ford Fantasy Camp in the late 80's. He was having a ball and we were lucky enough to catch a lot of it on video for the camp. We may have been working, but it was a joy! We shared many funny moments and he was a very wonderful man. He has always held a special place in both of our hearts. All of you are in our prayers...
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
As a yankee fan back in the 50;s and 60:s I want to express my deepest sympathys to the Hank Bauer family as Hank give me many thrills as a baseball fan that I will never forget.May god be with you.
To the Hank Bauer Family,
I remember as a boy listening to the World Series and Hank's hitting streak on the radio. Then I learned he was a decorated Marine.
That did it!
At age 18 when it did not look like I was going to be the baseball
player, however hard I tried; I COULD BE A MARINE. So off I go to Vietnam to become the Marine like Hank. Well, to make a long story short; I got two Purple Hearts and only that. I was and continued to be inspired by Hank's example not only as a Marine's Marine but as a
man. Today, I coach young future Marines to prepare them for Boot Camp. Every day, I instill Hank's values to my charges.
To our Marine Family I enclose our
condolences and profound gratitude
for Mr. Bauer's example. Please know Hank's legacy is alive and well here in South Texas.
I remain Semper Fideis, AJ Ramirez
Sgt. (Ret.) USMC
Semper Fi Hank and may you rest in peace with Chesty ..
Baseball will never forget you.
Rest in Peace, Hank. Say Hi to Charlene for me. We had some great times in my Mom's house when you lived next door in Belleville, N>J> when you were the Yankees. Enjoyed visits to you and Charlene with my husband, Norbert. My prayers are with your children and grandchildren. Love, Helen
Thank you for giving me a chance to play baseball under you. Thank you for finding me at the Va Miami and honoring my contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
With best regards, John "Dutch" Schultz
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
We enjoyed our time with Hank and Marjie. Hank, himself a veteran, was so good to our veterans who reside at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He will be missed as a ballplayer, gentleman and a friend.
Dear Bauer Family,
Kindly accept my prayers and condolence with the passings of your father. As a young boy growing up in Boston during the 50's and 60's it was tough to like the Yankees, but not your father. He was a model player, and a model man. Several years ago I obtained a photo of the 1952 Yankee team and sent it to the members of the team still with us. Mr. Bauer signed my photo and wrote that I they had a great run, winning five World Series in a row, a major league record. I'm still a Red Sox fan, but today I salute Hank Bauer for being an All American Yankee. God Bless.
I met Hank,Sr., and his children as my sister, Debby, is married to Hank, Jr. He was sweet and friendly man who loved his family. My condolences to the Bauer family.
Grandfather Danny Menendez,had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Bauer years ago. I had never met him , but heard a lot of
wonderful things about him. May he rest in Peace. What a wonderful ball
player he was and always will be remembered as. God Bless his family.
My condolences to the entire Bauer family on the passing of Hank.
I'm sad because one of my favotite Yankee ballplayers passed away. Hank Bauer died today in Shawnee Mission at the age of 84
I'm sad not because baseball lost one of the great players from the old days. I'm sad because I lost a guy I knew, could probably call a friend becuase how many times did I go into the neighborhood liquor store and visit with him. He was there only because he owned the place in Prairie Village.
He kept me in touch with players that played before I was interested in baseball, stories he would tell of New York, being a Yankee, the World Series...he brought a game that had long passed into the present for me. Guys I looked up to as a youngster.
Farewell, Hank, heaven is better off today and we are the poorer for it. You no longer suffer on this earth, and someday we shall meet up again
My baseball idol rest in peace.
Good bye Hank. You were great.
Rest in peace.
Hank was one of the last great Yankees hero's. Hank was what every man wanted to be..... a hero, a player loved by his teammates and idolized by the fans.
I was fortunate to know Hank from attending three Mickey Mantle/Whitey Ford Fantasy Camps and
his life, stories and his love of baseball will always have a lasting impression on me.
Thanks for memories!
I had the pleasure of meeting Hank at two Mantle-Ford Fantasy Camps. Hank was my "Coach" both times. It was said that the first time anyone went to the camp it was to meet Mantle and Ford but if they came back again, it was to be with Hank. He was a great guy and his autographed picture hangs proudly in my "Yankee Room." He will be missed.
I wish the Bauer family much peace. Growing up around Mr. Bauer was always so fun- he was such a tall and handsome man and had such a great laugh and smile. My biggest memory was "double-dating" to the Father-Daughter Banquet for my high school--Bebe, Mr. Bauer, my dad and me. I felt so important and he made it a lot of fun for all of us! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you- your father was very nice to me and apparantly touched the lives of many people over the years.
Our family sends its condolences to the Bauer family. Hank and Charlene and my parents were friends. I didn't realize until years later how special it was when Hank invited us into the Yankees' locker room after they played the A's. We followed Hank throughout his career. My folks sent him him a telegram the night the Orioles won the Series, wishing him good luck. He was a funny and very genuine, nice man. Hank, Jr. is a fraternity brother of mine, and is his father's son. Our prayers are with the Bauers.
Major League Baseball has lost one its dearest brothers.
Rest in peace Hank and may the good Lord give your family comfort at this most difficult time.
God Bless you Hank Bauer. You were one of the great ones!
Hank Bauer was my hero, from his days with the KC Blues through his time with the Yankees. I have wonderful memories of those days down at 22nd and Brooklyn.
Casey Stengel has his favorite platoon of Hank Bauer and Gene Woodling together again. A great Yankee and a great Orioles manager. My deepest sympathies to Mr. Bauer's family.
I enjoyed talking to Hank years ago when he did a Card Show in So. Burlington, Vermont. I hve a picture of Hank & myself.
He told us some great stories about when he played for the Yankee's.
Hank we will always remember you in Vermont
Thanks for your Military Service.
Past Commander V.F.W.
As a boy in NY, Mr. Bauer was part of something very special to me-something that shaped the entire way I view life and my place in it-I don't mean to sound melodramatic here, but being a young Yankee fan in the late 50s and early 60s taught me all I needed to know about what it took to be the best, and although I have consistently fallen short in my life, I still hold that ideal out as an example of something good to strive for-something wholesome to believe in. I want to express my thanks to Mr. Bauer for being a part of that, and for sharing it with me and the millions of other kids who took that "Yankee" attitude with them as they grew into women and men.
So long Hank. Although we never met, I'm going to miss you. In fact, I have missed you since you retired from baseball.
Hank Bauer Jr. and I were roommates at KU and I came to know Mr. Bauer at that time. He was a special man who was "all man" in every way. He was generous to those of us who visited him in College and always had a great story, a great smile and some serious teasing. My condolences to Hank Jr. and your siblings. What a "season" your dad had. Rest In Peace.
I learned of Mr. Bauer's death tonight at a celebration of Babe Ruth's birthday at the Sports Museum at Camden Yards. My earliest memories are of listening to games on the radio on a hot summer night with my parents in western Maryland in the mid and late 60s; I was raised an Orioles fan from the youngest age. Mr. Bauer was here at the start of the "hey-day" of the O's and he is fondly remembered in Baltimore. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed by his baseball "family" in Baltimore.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
I was named after the great Hank Bauer and my dad gave me his baseball card when i was about 10 years old. I always was proud to be named after a great player especially when Marquis Grissom was going after his playoffs hit streak of 17 they always mentioned Hank's name. I feel proud to be another Hank Bauer. Rest in Peace Hank.
I remember "Hammerin`" Hank when I was growing up in New York and he was one of the rocks of the great Yankee teams of that era. I deeply regret his passing.
We will truly miss spending one great week a year with a wonderful man whom we've admired. Our sincerest sympathies are with his family and everyone lucky enough to have called him a friend.
Hank Bauer was my hero in the '40s and '50s when I was a teenager growing up in Kansas City. My deepest sympathy to his family. I wrote a fan letter in November with his son's baby picture from 50 years ago. Hopefully, he received it and I loved following his career and life over the decades.
A great ball player, outstanding manager and an even finer human being. I still have my prized Hank Bauer baseball cards from my childhood.
What a great guy. He was very good to me, I worked for him like my brother Jerry did. I will miss him.
We are sorry for your loss. baseball players like mr bauer are few and far between these days. He will be remembered by our family as well as mickey and roger. may GOD bless you and your family in this time of grief. May you find comfort in knowing Hank was loved by a nation of baseball fans.
My deepest synpathies go out to the Bauer family. I was not around to see his great career but I grew up on stories from my father and reading about how he played the game and was such a hero in serving his country. What a great man!
To the Bauer family:
Growing up in the 50's and being a Yankee fan was a wonderful thing. Thank you to Hank for being such a big part of that.
To the Bauer family:
We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Hank Sr.'s son Hank Jr. for 3 years and became good friends. I never had the pleasure to meet Hank Sr., but I have no doubt he was a good man. He will be missed by many!
Hank was a great Yankee and a great person who will be missed by many. I met him last year at a sprots convention and he had an awesome personality. Sorry for your loss.
Hank's family and friends should hold their heads high... I never knew him personally... but to me his life exemplifies a "True American Hero" in every sense. God Bless!
HANK BAUER WAS NOT ONLY A GREAT BALLPLAYER.BUT A NICE MAN,AND A HECK OF A MARINE,IN WW2,IM SADDENED BY OUR LOSS,OF A GENTLEMAN,YES''I SAID GENTLEMAN,NEVER FORGOT A BUDDY,IN CLUDING MYSELF.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY.AND SEMPER FI'MAC WE WILL MEET AGAIN.CHARLES LA MASTRES USMC RET
A True Yankee! Higher praise, no one can give. Thanks Hank. Thanks a lot!
Hank was one of my dad's favorite's. It was a highlight of his life to see Hank and John Matthews at Winsteads and be invited to breakfast with them. No one tells better sports stories than Hank. He will be greatly missed.
Hank was one of my father's favorites. One of the highlights of my dad's life was running into Hank and John Matthews at Winsteads and eating breakfast with him. His stories were wonderful! He'll be missed.
Hank left his mark on a young 18 year old savings and loan teller back in 1953. He surprised me to find him looking across the counter at me, introducing himself, and asking me to be his teller and handle his accounts (I just happened to be a longtime Yankee fan at the time). I was flabbergasted. For many years I assisted him while he deposited his New York Yankee checks with me and treated me with patience and respect. I will never forget his kindness, also that of his mother. What a fine gentleman. Boy, could he throw a bullet from right field into home plate. Go with the stars Hank!
HANK WAS A CHAMPION IN SPIKES AND A MAN'S MAN OFF THE FIELD. THE NICE THING ABOUT SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH HANK WAS THAT THE GOOD TIMES WERE TWICE AS GOOD AND THE BAD TIMES WERE ONLY HALF AS BAD.
To the Bauer Family and especially Hank Jr . . .
My family lived a block away from your family when we were growing up in the 60's and you invited us to a Halloween party where your Dad gave us all autographed balls of the KC A's - which I still have and display proudly. Hank was a great man and made a big difference in my life. I am so sadded by this loss.
Great ball player, and wonderful man.
God bless him
White Bear Lake Minnesota
We have lost one of the all-time best. Having spent many an hour visiting with Hank in the Royals press box, he was one of nicest, most genuine ex-athletes I've ever had the privilege of knowing.
To the family of Hank Bauer,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your fond memories carry you through the coming days. God bless you all.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Bauer family. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Bauer and he was everything that a person should be. Rest in Peace. God speed.
My earliest memory of baseball was going to Oriole games in the '66 season in the old Baltimore stadium seeing Hank guide the team to a world championship. That team, lead by a great manager, had class. Thanks Hank.
I am an active duty Marine that has served tours in Bosnia, Iraq and Kosovo and I want to say I am very sorry about your loss. Mr Bauer was an American Hero but not for what he did in baseball. His fans will miss him. God Bless
People were always amazed when I told them my Dad knew Hank Bauer. "What was a Yankee great doing in KC?" they'd ask. Gladly calling it home as it turned out. My Dad introduced me to him back in the 60's and we all later met with him again in the late 70's. "This is little Eddie?", he asked. Yes sir. I grew up. But not enough to lose any respect for a terrific ballplayer and gentleman. I had a flashback to my youth in Prairie Village when I heard of his passing....and it made me smile. Rest in peace.
To the Bauer family,
Our heart felt sympathies. He was my hero from the time he played for the Blues and then on to the Yankees."Scrapiron" was a great guy and a good ballplayer too.
One of the all-time greats, as a player and a person. My Dad had the pleasure of sitting next to Hank Bauer on a flight to Kansas City. He will be remembered fondly and truly missed.
To all the Bauer family,
I am deeply saddened to see the passing of your dad. I have very fond memories of your dad as I was growing up. He was gentle in a gruff kind of way, something I always enjoyed.
Best wishes to all of you.
To Hank's family:
What a great guy he was. I worked for him in his store in PV and he helped me alot when I needed it. I think of him often. I would love to hear what Hank and Mick are talking about right now!
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I knew Hank through Heroes in Pinstripes and looked forward to seeing him each year. He was one of a kind, an American Classic.
I am 72 Hank was my hero growing up in KC He will be missed.
Have great memories of when my father took me to Municipal Stadium to Yankees/A's games. Mr. Bauer was part of history for both teams. Would guess he is having a beer with Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin tonight.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.